OCEAN BEACH – It seems some people have found a way to steal electricity on the Ocean Beach’s dime, but the city has a plan to put an end to the theft.
Joe Castillo, a representatives with the City Streets Division, tells San Diego 6 that people are ripping off electricity from Ocean Beach lamp posts whose electrical sockets are meant for Farmers Market vendors. “We heard people are plugging their electric vehicles, electric carts, cellphones.”
Castillo says it’s too hard to say how much electricity is being stolen because the city gets its electricity in bulk. Castillo says there used to be safeguards to prevent the thefts. “They had some covers in the past, but they were vandalized and broken.”
The city plans on putting a more secure cover over the sockets again.
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